SINGULAR ARCHITECTURE

Singular Architecture is architecture aligned with Nature. Nature is holistic, and holistic environments are fabricated places within which we tell a story. Singular Architecture is an instrumental labyrinth of pathways and intersections. Walking through the labyrinth, the story told is one of resonating harmonic connection. When we breathe life into our architecture, our architecture will breathe life into us.

As intervention into artificial environments, it shapes places as medicinal tonics for culture. SA tectonics architecturally engage a continuum of energetic translation between people and place, from the microcosm within our bodies to the macroscope of spiritual space, shifting toward increasing potential energy.

--- Heather Hoeksema, Architect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










 

 






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He couldn't quite figure out the missing the link, that thing that would make his dream come true. He had a sense she had something to do with it... something specific and also some things do with the multiple verses of the great beyond. Then a light flashed... her initials, tuning fork, gyroscopic kinda coupling. It was but two axes needed to perfectly balance the suspension of his horse as he cruised down the open road. Alas, one would no longer be enough. He had found a friend. And in understanding the balance of two, not one, his dream came true. Then, he lost his balance..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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HEATHER A. HOEKSEMA

State Licensure/ California, et al
Certifications/ LEED AP
Academy/ MArch II, SCIArc Inst of Arch
MArch studies, Harvard GSD, UVA Grad Arch
BScience Arch, U of MI Arch + Urban Plng
Loyola University/ Pre Med program
Teaching/ USC, Chicago Art Inst, UVA, SCIArc
Culture/ Singing in Carnegie Hall '88
Community/ Yoga Instructor Assist L100 '09
Women in Film Member '12

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Professional Story

Ms. Hoeksema is an architect of sound, light, and movement experience. She is a musician, author, and professional architect. With a background in the human sciences and extensive experience in the cultural arts, she has developed a conceptual foundation for shaping environmental experience. This foundation intuitively and intentionally integrates healthy living and healing environments with architecture through a physiological understanding of fabricated place. She is a licensed Professional Architect and has exhibited and produced work internationally.

She expanded her focus from the study of health at the human scale to the scale of the fabricated environment after receiving a scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Architecture + Urban Planning. Also having become an experimental artist and exhibitor of painting, textiles, and photographic media; she began to integrate her work in the arts with her scientific background.

During her younger years, she was an advanced student of calculus and chemistry. In 1993 she drafted a well researched essay on the effects of maternity ward environments on the birth experience, in contrast to home birth. In 1995, she was extricated from a team of 3 in her structures class, for directing the group analysis on the failure of the Tacoma Narrows bridge toward a humanist perspective about misdirection of 'civilized progress' and resulting consequences of industrial technology. These experiences, and many others, led to her innovative approach for shaping architecture as living environments; from the perspective of both science and philosophy.

The breadth of Ms. Hoeksema's experience includes roles on globally significant architectural developments such as the Music and Dance Theatre in Chicago's Millennium Park, with a specialty focus on the auditorium. She has worked with the likes of historically renowned architects including Eric Lloyd Wright as well as internationally significant firms. Through her private practice she has been commissioned nationally for articulating both interior cultural spaces and homes.

She has taught at a number of higher learning institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; in addition to modest public speaking and volunteer work with organizations like Rush University Medical Center and Free Arts for abused children. She chose to leave Harvard Graduate School of Design, after one semester of discovering its inherent contraditions between ethics and teaching. She is founder of the in progress entity Institute of Environmental Intellect which is poised to offer an authentic approach to education in addition to guidance for environmentally based research projects.

Her multi-disciplinary architecture lab, HHEAL, has been active for well over a decade. She has been involved in the practice and academia of Architecture, integrating healing and environments as Singular Architecture, for over 20 years. She had recently established Singular Architecture, a publishing entity of which the foundation is the 'Singular Architecture' book series. Singular Architecture is the foundation for HHEAL LLC productions.

She has completed the first book of the series 'Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3' and distributed it in book stores nationally. She has also recently completed and published 'Flash Light: 9 Girls' Stories for Grown Ups' which is currently being distributed nationally as well. Her current production is a music album of her original singer/songwriter compositions titled 'Rode Show', which is also the title of her current tour of authored works.

 

Personal Story

Ms. Hoeksema was born in Phoenix in a Native American hospital. Her delivering physician was Dr. Childs. With her birth came a heart murmur. Yet she was blessed with Navajo caregivers, syncing her rhythms into place. She almost drowned in a pool during this first year of life. Her parents then moved to the mid west, bringing artifacts from the caregivers... an Indian doll and a papoose.

Raised by an orthopedic surgeon and gallery connoisseur, she learned early on to translate between objective thinking and subjective intuition. She often found herself resonating between the two, at times lingering in suspense. She played the piano for years, her most memorable moment a concert trio of Canon in D. Soon after, she had the fascinating experience singing with a choir in Carnegie Hall.

Her grandmothers cared for her grandfathers. Her mother's mother graciously left the eighth grade to care for her dying sister. Her father's mother kept boxes of diaries. Her mother's father started his own electric company after he was shot upon storming the beaches of Normandy. Her father's father was a navy man stationed in Japan, and a doctor of organic chemistry. They worked hard for what they had, and did their best to respect people and the environment around them. They had character.

Her ongoing balancing act between science and art eventually led to her pursuit of architecture, following studies in the human sciences. She often considered being a doctor, and chose a different path after sensing the inherent contradictions between technological medicine and well being. Later in time, this sentiment guided her interest in shaping healing environments.

Living in many regions of the states, she often found herself observing more than producing for fear of being wasteful. Working, thinking, teaching... and writing, she montaged together experiences that led her to where all lost Souls eventually land. This land was the maze of Los Angeles. Ever since this landing she has been fabricating a labyrinth.

She had two dogs as she navigated across the country. The first one Tess, bit her mom on the head. The second, Dozer, chewed up her Indian doll. Her childhood dog Brandy had been her best friend. She thinks patriarchal religion, unbridled, will mathematically lead to human extinction. Nature is God, existing in a composing continuum within and between two resonant beings.

 


 

HHEAL

HH@HHEAL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

A Philosophical quest
for the undefined...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

___________________RECENT NEWS___________________

 

 

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(Click to view 'Singular Archetype ~ A Prelude' clips)

 


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Purchasing available @ $32

/ 250 pages /
/ soft cover
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_______________TOUR HIGHLIGHTS_______________

 

 

 

HHEAL

Featured 'Reading New Mexico' editorial




HHEALHHEALHHEALHHEAL

 

 



 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

____________________TOUR DATES____________________

 


(SCHEDULING IN PROGRESS)


Santa Fe, New Mexico/ March 10 ~ April 8

March 9 / newspaper interview 'Rode Show'
March 11 / 'Singular Butterfly' readings
March 15 / live radio set 'Rode Show'
March 18 / 'Flash Light' readings


New Orleans, Louisiana/ April 26 ~ May 7

May 1 / book reading/signing 'Flash Light'
May 2 / talk/ music concert 'Singular Butterlfy'


Telluride, Colorado/ July 3 ~ July 8

July 5 / live gallery walk music 'Rode Show'
July 8 / library book reading / signing 'Flash Light'

 

Pagosa Springs, Colorado/ Sept 1 ~ Sept 7

Sept 1 / radio play/ interview 'Rode Show'
Sept 2 / 'Singular Butterfly' readings
Sept 3 / live music set 'Rode Show'






(TOUR PRELUDE)


Sun Valley, Idaho/ Sept 28 ~ Oct 13

Aug 15/ public talk 'Singular Butterfly'
Sep 25 / news interview 'Rode Show'
Sept 28 / live music 'Rode Show'

Oct 12 / reading 'Flash Light'



Park City, Utah/ Oct 14 ~ Oct 23/ Jan 23 ~ Feb 11

Jan 23 / live radio music set / 'Rode Show' album
Jan 24 / reading + launch of 'Flash Light'

Oct 18/ radio / interview 'Rode Show'
Oct 19/ talk 'Singular Butterfly'

Oct 21 / reading + signing



Moab, Utah/ Oct 29 ~ Nov 4

Nov 2 / newspaper interview 'Rode Show'
Nov 3 / story readings 'Flash Light'
Nov 4 / live music 'Rode Show'



Aspen, Colorado/ Oct 28 ~ Nov 4/ Dec 24 ~ Jan 5

Oct 28/ public talk/ 'Singular Butterfly'
Dec 26 / live music set 'Rode Show'

Jan 4/ book reading/signing


Telluride, Colorado/ Jan 15 ~ Jan 22/ July 3 ~ July 8

Jan 9/ news interview
Jan 11 / live radio music
Jan 13 / music 'Rode Show'
Jan 14 / live music 'Rode Show'
Jan 18 / 'Singular Butterfly' reading

 

Taos, New Mexico/ Dec 18 ~ 22

Dec 20/ live radio play + interview 'Rode Show'
Dec 21/ public readings 'Singular Butterfly'

 

 

 

 

 



 


_______________TOUR PUBLICATIONS____________

 

 

'Rode Show'
Album

The following Tracks are in production. This project is a labor of love for me. My musical career was only a brief ten years when I was younger, singing in Carnegie Hall the highlight. Since, my vocal and guitar acoustics have taken on new meaning. 'Rode Show' album is slated to be produced within the next 8 weeks. This album will not be available for listening via the Internet. This music will only be availble LIVE and hard copy. Final recording will be in encrypted CD format. Future recordings will be in analogue vinyl. Can ya dig it?

 

The Rodeshow

(click below/ in progress clips)

 

TRACKS
...process clips, the rough cuts

 

The RodeshowPole PositionPleasin'
B4 Song
Road SideEnd Less
blue shades
gran d'illusionpleasing

 

'Rodeshow'
'Pole Position'
'Pleasin/ possessive'
'B4 Song'
'Road Side'
'End Less'
'Blue Shades'
'Pleasing/ permissive'
'Gran D'illusion'

 

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'Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3'
Paper Book

'Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3' book is printed. It is available at writing galleries/book stores in the following areas:

Los Angeles CA
Sun Valley ID
Park City UT
Glenwood Springs CO
Aspen CO
Telluride CO
Pagosa Springs CO
Taos NM
Santa Fe NM
Austin TX
New Orleans LA
Nashville TN

 

Singular Butterfly 

(click to view page samples)


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'Flash Light: 9 Girls' Stories for Grown Ups'
Paper Book

Many of you have enjoyed my short stories, which are currently available through site subscription. 'Flash Light: 9 Girls' Stories for Grown Ups' recently launched during Sundance, is published and available at a number of book stores. Purchase it here at SingularArchitecture.com or a book gallery near you:

Park City UT
Aspen CO
Telluride CO
Pagosa Springs CO
Taos NM
Santa Fe NM
Austin TX
New Orleans LA
Nashville TN


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Available for pre-purchase, the audio book for 'Flash Light: 9 Girls' Stories for Grown Ups' will be available for delivery in 4 weeks.


 


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___________________EXPERIENCE___________________



 

Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive production in the cultural arts, she has developed a conceptual foundation for shaping architectural environments across measurements of time and place. This foundation integrates environments around and within the human body, at all scales of sustainable growth. She intuitively and intentionally integrates physiological health through an understanding of fabrication. Beginning with story telling, she cross connects ideologies of natural healing in multiple audio/visual mediums essentially grounded in the sensation of vibrating touch. Linguistics, music, and moving picture/sound are her current focus. As a professional architect she has produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades, and is currently focusing on composing temporal experience as a precursor process to the fabrication of human environments.

 

 

 

 

LIGHT

(Essays)

 

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black shep
dirty heathen

 

In writing my short stories
which eventually became
'Flash Light' certain analysis
became clear. I was producing
my album Rode Show during the
same time period. I was playing
the music live, as I completed
editing and publishing for the
book. Then interviews began.

As I talked about the work,
presented both music and writing
which often began as a stream
of consciousness kind of free
verse, I learned of obvious
cross connections between
my 9 stories X 9 songs.
So I researched possible
reasons for how and why this
could be.

Nothing is purely objective,
yet I came across some work
by Carl Jung, specifically his
his Situational Archetypes
writing. I suggest the reading
for those of you interested in
the cross connection of science
and art, yet recognizing the
importance of withholding from
the practice of architecture.

My life is that of the nomad,
at this time. My sense is that
architecture will not change
until the human perspective on
civilization becomes a healthy
one. In my research, I learned
that nomadic living is actually
safer for a woman in the modern
world.

Jung's archetypes are interesting,
a point of departure for thought.
I think the most interesting aspect
is the situational archetypes are
about the relationship between people
and place, which is the resonant
thread stitching my work together...
ideologically, proving that territorial
protection and territorial ownership...
are actually opposites.